As the weather gets cooler, the air becomes drier and in turn, our skin gets dry and flaky. Apart from the dry air outside, air conditioning and heating systems also have a drying effect on our skin.
There’s nothing much we can do about the weather, but we can control the environment inside our homes and offices.
What Is The Purpose Of A Humidifier?
Humidifiers are the answer! They are not only amazing for our sinuses but they also work wonders on the largest organ of the body – the skin!????
To combat the drying effect of air conditioners and heaters, humidifiers add moisture to the environment by increasing air hydration levels.
Why Is This Good For The Skin?
Dry air strips the skin of its natural oils. If you suffer from conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, this causes extreme discomfort.
During colder seasons, you might notice that you are more likely to suffer from flaking, peeling, and cracking skin. This is due to the fact that the outer layer of our skin (lipid layer) has been degraded.
The outer layer of the skin is its first defense, and it needs to be constantly hydrated to protect you from bacteria, and other harmful elements.
By adding moisture to the environment, humidifiers keep your skin hydrated and as a result, you are more protected.
Apart from protecting your skin, these conditions are also more likely to improve: cracked skin, dry lips, and itchy skin.
How To Use A Humidifier
Using a humidifier is pretty easy to do. However, there are a few things to take note of. Most importantly is to keep up with its cleaning.
A humidifier is generally safe to use, however, it can pose a serious health risk if you neglect its maintenance.
As a rule of thumb, experts recommend that you clean your humidifier at least once a week.
A quick clean with water and soap, and disinfection with vinegar is all you need.
Experts also recommend that you use distilled water if you don’t want to clean it as often.
If you’ve been suffering from unusually dry skin this season, this is your cue to go out and buy that humidifier!
A humidifier is more preventative than restorative, if you have adverse skin damage, we would advise you to speak to one of our health professionals and find a solution that can naturally restore your skin!
Book a consultation with Body Contourz here or contact us for more info at 818-213-2576 or firstname.lastname@example.org and find a solution that works for you.
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